27 Apr 2020

1. Paytm in funding talks with Microsoft to build war chest Mumbai: Digital payments firm Paytm has held talks with US technology giant, Microsoft for fresh funding as the company looks to boost its war chest to fight growing competition in the sector, two people in the know said….

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24 Apr 2020

1. WhatsApp’s Struggles With Digital Payments Launch In India Could End Next Month Even the apex bank had also asked the NPCI to not allow WhatsApp Payments’ launch until it was fully compliant with the data localisation norm, last year. In November 2019, RBI had also informed the Supreme…

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23 Apr 2020

1. Google Shopping To Let Merchants List Products For Free In a big push for ecommerce amid Covid-19 restrictions, global tech giant Google on Tuesday said it is advancing its plans to make it free for merchants to sell on Google Shopping. The move will be in place by…

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13 Apr 2020
How m.Paani is helping kirana stores in India thrive during the Covid-19 lockdown

1. Zoom bugs fetch $5-30k on Dark Web Video meet app Zoom has become a treasure trove for hackers who have zeroed in on it to find privacy and security bugs and make money. One hacker interviewed by Motherboard, who claims to have traded exploits found in Zoom on…

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17 Mar 2020
Paytm hires former Coverfox CEO

1. LGT Lightstone Aspada leads $7M funding round in micro-lender SmartCoin Bengaluru-headquartered micro-lending startup SmartCoin has raised about $7 million (about Rs 52 crore) in a fresh financing round, led by LGT Lightstone Aspada, the India-focused impact investment arm of LGT Lightstone. The four-year-old company, which uses artificial intelligence…

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22 Feb 2020

1. Microsoft brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint together in the new unified Office app Microsoft Corp. today launched a new mobile version of its Office 365 productivity suite that brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint together in a unified interface with several handset-specific features. The unified Office app first made…

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18 Feb 2020
World V launches Rs 100 cr fund for Indian startups

1. Bezos launches $10B fund to combat climate change His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man, said Monday that he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change. – Amazon’s carbon targets…

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14 Jan 2020
Microsoft Chooses 54 Startup

1. Microsoft Chooses 54 Startups To Strengthen Ecosystem In India Microsoft’s ‘Highway to a Hundred Unicorns,’ an initiative to help startups to scale up, has selected 54 startups from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala and Telangana in its efforts to enable the startup ecosystem in Tier 2 cities across the…

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03 Jan 2020
Xiaomi to invest $7 billion in 5G

1. Xiaomi to invest $7 billion in 5G, AI and IoT over the next 5 years Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will invest more than 50 billion yuan ($7.18 billion) in artificial intelligence and fifth generation internet technologies over the next five years, as competition in the sector grows. The…

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13 Dec 2019

1. Arjun Kapoor Turns Entrepreneur, Invests in Home-made Food Delivery Startup with Focus on Gender Parity Actor Arjun Kapoor has become an entrepreneur, investing in an emerging food delivery startup and said the focus is to bring a positive social change towards gender parity in society. The startup is…

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